GTFP MIGA Kigali (IFC-46350)

  • Rwanda
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 17, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Bank of Kigali Plc
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 8, 2023

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The proposed project consists of a trade finance facility of up to US$20 million for Bank of Kigali Plc (“BK”) with a maturity of up to 1 year. The investment falls under the IFC/MIGA Global Trade Finance Program initiative for which MIGA provides 99% counter-guarantee for IFC. The investment will support BK’s international trade business and enhance acceptability of Letter of Credits, Guarantees and other trade instruments issued by BK in favor of its Correspondent Banks.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

From the IFC's website:

BK was established as an equal Joint Venture (JV) between Government of Rwanda (GoR) and Belgolaise S.A in 1967. Following Fortis Bank’s strategy of withdrawing its operations in Africa in 2005, the GoR acquired the Belgolaise S.A. share in 2007, thus increasing its shareholding in the Bank to 100%. In 2011, GoR sold a 45% stake via an IPO, leading to BoK’s listing on Rwanda Securities Exchange (RSE) and the Bank changed its name from Bank of Kigali S.A to Bank of Kigali Limited.

In 2017, the Bank underwent a corporate restructuring and became a wholly owned subsidiary of BK Group PLC (the “BKG”), a holding company. BKG is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange. BKG is owned by Rwanda Social Security Board (34.3%), Agaciro Development Fund (22%), international institutional investors (29.2%), local institutional investors (7.0%) and the remaining 7.5% by regional institutional and retail investors.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Bank of Kigali Plc Client Finance

Contact Information
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Client - Bank of Kigali Plc:

Diane Karusisi - Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (250)788-143-000
Address: KN 4 Ave Kigali/Rwanda, No12 Plot No 790


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